Senior Associate – Utility Program

Description: The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is seeking a Senior Associate in its Boulder, CO office. The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assisting with the development and analysis of gas and electric utility demand-side management (DSM) programs for the region;
  • Working on utility energy efficiency policy including participation in state public utility commission proceedings and engagement in the legislative arena;
  • Advising utilities and utility commission staff on energy efficiency matters;
  • Conducting outreach to raise awareness and build support for utility energy efficiency initiatives in the southwest region.

The Senior Associate will carry out these activities in conjunction with other SWEEP staff and our state representatives, as well as interaction with other energy efficiency organizations.

Qualifications: Applicants should have experience working on utility DSM policy and programs for an advocacy group, utility, consulting firm, or a state utility commission. Masters degree plus at least seven years of experience or Bachelors degree plus at least ten years of experience. Strong analytical, writing and communications skills, ability to work independently, and a personal commitment to a cleaner environment and more sustainable future. Experience working as an advocate in a non-profit organization is a plus.  

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits, as well as the opportunity to work in a relaxed environment close to the mountains in Boulder, CO.

Start Date: The position will be filled as soon as possible.

To apply, send brief cover letter and resume (no phone calls, please) to:

Utility Program Opening


2334 North Broadway, Suite A

Boulder, CO 80304

Applications can also be submitted via email to

SWEEP is a public interest organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.  For more information, visit .

SWEEP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination with regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, creed, class, sexual orientation, national origin, and disability.